It won’t be long and Father’s Day will be upon us. Looking for a quick and easy project to delight any Dad? Keep reading – it really can’t be easier – I promise!
First, you will need to purchase a 4-pack carton of “Starbucks Frappuccino” which you can usually find in the coffee aisle of your favorite grocery store. I happen to be fond of the mocha flavor and since you need the bottles empty and washed, you might as well get your flavor of choice since Somebody has to drink it … and if you are that Somebody, you might as well enjoy it!
Next, find a ScrapGirl paper that you really like (or think your man will like) and print 2 sheets on cardstock. You will probably want to use the same paper on both sheets. My husband loves to fish so Brandy Murry’s Outdoor Life is the perfect collection for my gift to him.
With the first sheet of printed cardstock you will cut 2 rectangles that measure 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. When you hold the rectangle piece up to the front of the carton that you are covering, you want it to be slightly longer than the carton so that it wraps around each side of the carton by about 1/4 inch. Now you can adhere your pattern pieces to the front/back side of the carton using your favorite glue, ModPodge, tape runner, or Skor tape.
Take your second printed cardstock and cut 2 rectangles pieces measuring 5 inches wide by 4.5 high. Working one side at a time, adhere 1 rectangle to the side of the carton. I found it easier to lay it on its side on a cutting mat and used a craft knife to make the angle cuts along the top side of the carton side. Repeat this process on the opposite side.
I finished off the carton by using Vintage Photo Distress ink to ink all the edges.
Using the embellishments and wordart that coordinate with the Outdoor Life Collection, I resized them to fit in four 2 inch circles as “hang tags” for the bottles. I also used a 1 inch punch to get 4 circles to adhere to the top of the bottle caps. You can paint them if you wish, but the brown bottle caps matched perfectly with the collection I was using.
Now comes the fun part … get the recipients favorite treats and fill the bottles. Tie the tags on and place jars in the carton – your gift is ready to give!
If you give this project a try, please be sure to post it to Scrap Girls Hybrid Layout Gallery so we can see your creation!
And as always . . . Enjoy the Process!!
Digital scrapbooking products used:
Outdoor Life Colleciton Biggie